Barney Dale Harris Wiki
Barney Dale Harris Biography
Who was Barney Dale Harris?
Barney Dale Harris was a famous North Carolina high school teacher and married father of three who was reportedly killed in a shooting with a Mexican cartel when he attempted to steal cocaine and cash after tracking them with electronic devices.
Harris was shot and killed when he raided the cartel’s hideout on Green Level, northwest of Raleigh, last week.
How old was Barney Dale Harris?
Barney Dale Harris was 40 years old at the time of his death.
Barney Harris Union Academy
Barney taught Spanish at Union Academy Charter School, which is about 130 miles from where the shooting occurred. Harris, who was described as a beloved father, was also the head coach of the school’s varsity basketball and track teams.
The school released a statement that said, “The Union Academy family was shocked and devastated to hear the information and will continue to focus on supporting our students and families.”
Barney Harris Wife, Family
Harris leaves behind a wife and three children.
The sheriff said that he now feared for the Harris family for possible retaliation from the cartel.
Barney Harris North Carolina
Authorities say Harris and his brother-in-law Steven Alexander Stewart broke into the mobile home, which the cartel was using as its hideout, in the early morning hours of April 8 to steal narcotics and cash.
Harris had donned a bulletproof vest, mask, and gloves for the raid.
Alonso Beltran Lara
The shooting began after the couple confronted a cartel member, Alonso Beltrán Lara, 18, when they broke into the hideout. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said Harris and Stewart shot dead the cartel member after he refused to say where the drugs and cash were.
The cartel member was found with bandaged feet and two gunshot wounds to the neck.
The shots alerted other cartel members who arrived and opened the mobile home.
Harris was later found dead in a bedroom.
Steven Alexander Stewart
His brother-in-law Steven Alexander Stewart was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first degree murder. Later, authorities found two pounds of cocaine and $ 7,000 in cash in the cache.
The trailer was owned by another cartel member, Juan Daniel Salinas Lara, who has an active court order for cocaine trafficking. They say Harris and Stewart had tracked down cartel members prior to the shooting using electronic devices.
The circumstances surrounding Harris’s death stunned his community and authorities.